Biography of Frank A. Darrow
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





FRANK A. DARROW, district attorney of Tioga county, was born at Orwell, Bradford county, Pa., June 12, 1849, and was the only child of Asa and Lydia (Tripp) Darrow. His young life was spent on his father's farm . and he was educated in the seminary at Orwell, and at the noted Eastman business college at Potighkeepsie, N. Y., from which institution he was graduatedNovember 20, 1866. He entered Cornell in the fall of 1870, remaining two years, then left and went into mercantile business at Orwell. Later on he taught school and in the spring of 1875 began a course of law study with Overton & Elsbree at Towanda, but in September. following went to New Jersey and took charge of a large school. During this period he kept tip his legal studies as best he could and in the fall of 1876 entered the law department of Columbia college, from which institution he was graduated in May, 1878. From the close of the law school year until the next opening Mr. Darrow continued his law studies in Judge Clark's office in Owego, and after being admitted began practice February 1, 1879, in Judge Clark's office. He continued alone until January 1, 1885, when the law firm of Mead & Darrow was formed. In 1889 Mr. Mead was elected county judge and the partnership was dissolved, since which time Mr. Darrow has practiced alone. Among his associates at the bar Counsellor Darrow is regarded a strong trial lawyer and a good advocate. Throughout Tioga county he is known as a firm and unyielding republican and has been an active factor in local politics. In Owego, in January, 1879, he was elected police justice and reelected in 1883. He also served one term as village trustee. He was elected district attorney in the fall of 1891 and reelected in 1894 and has administered the affairs of his office to the entire satisfaction of the county. On July 8, 1874, Mr. Darrow married with Chloe A. Dimmick, daughter of Rev. Francis A. Dimmick. They have three children.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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